Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche and father of the Porsche 911—died today. RIP, sir.
Yes I don’t really cover non-automotive related topics, but the passing of Steve Jobs made me sad. Why? Because i’ve been using Apple computers since i was a little kid—–Mr. Jobs’ computers introduced me to computing, and without my trusty Macs, I wouldn’t be making music or writing blogs with such delightful ease as I do now….or sitting on airplanes with my fantastic iPad automotive e-magazines….or editing IEDEI from my iPhone. You will be missed, Steve.
Huge in the US automotive journalism world; with Car & Driver, as founder of Automobile Magazine, and later Winding Road. He was articulate and interesting and had a large amount of influence on the creation of automotive blogging and writing. He died of cancer at the age of 80. (thanks to Fourtitude for finding the video)